Welcome to Wolves Roundup, a weekly report of highlights, notes and transactions from the Chicago Wolves’ previous week of competition during the 2016-17 season.
|Wednesday, Nov. 30||vs. Texas^||Allstate Arena||7 p.m. CT|
|Friday, Dec. 2||vs. IceHogs*||at Rockford||7 p.m. CT|
|Saturday, Dec. 3||vs. Iowa#||Allstate Arena||7 p.m. CT|
|Wednesday, Dec. 7||at Grand Rapids^||Van Andel Arena||6 p.m. CT|
|Saturday, Dec. 10||at Milwaukee#||UWM Panther Arena||6 p.m. CT|
^ AHL Live only, * U Too, # CW50
Games will be telecast live on CW50 or U Too; visit ChicagoWolves.com for a complete broadcast schedule; all games stream live on AHLLive.com
The 24-year-old wing registered 5 points (2G, 3A) through three games (Nov. 22-26). That stretch included a three-point performance on Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Charlotte against the Checkers. In the Wolves’ 4-2 victory, Agostino potted an empty-net power-play marker at 19:47 of the third period. He also had the primary helper on Landon Ferraro’s tally that opened game scoring near the midway point of the first period, and he teamed up with defenseman Reid McNeill to set up Wade Megan’s game-winning goal at 8:31 of the third session.
The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native started three of the Chicago Wolves’ four games this week. He is the first Wolves netminder to start three consecutive games this season. Through those tilts, Binnington accumulated a .937 save percentage and a 2.02 goals-against average. The 23-year-old finished the week 2-1-0 with victories over Chicago’s in-state rival, the Rockford IceHogs (3-2), at Allstate Arena and the Charlotte Checkers (4-2) at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
The former Boston University Terriers captain recorded 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points through four games last week. Megan turned in a 3-point performance on Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Wolves’ 4-2 victory over the Charlotte Checkers at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The 26-year-old continued his two-game point streak with a goal and an assist in the Wolves’ 3-2 win over their in-state rival, the Rockford IceHogs, on Saturday at Allstate Arena
200 and Counting | On Saturday, Nov. 26, Wolves forward Andrew Agozzino and defenseman Brad Hunt each registered their 200th career AHL point. Coincidentally, both skaters accomplished the feat in their 282nd AHL game. Agozzino has collected 83 goals and 117 assists while Hunt totaled 53 goals and 147 assists. Earlier this season, Hunt nabbed his 50th career AHL goal.
What Side are You On? | Join the Chicago Wolves on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the team’s second Star Wars Night. The Wolves will battle the Iowa Wild at 7 p.m. inside Allstate Arena in a galaxy not so far away. Fans are encouraged to don their best costumes, meet with characters from the Star Wars universe and take part in Jedi training (behind Sections 209 and 212). Click here and use the code FORCE to unlock a special ticket package that includes a game ticket and a lightsaber.
From the Ice to the Kitchen | Bring your appetite as the Chicago Wolves trade in their skates for aprons during the team’s annual Get Fed by the Wolves fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Adobe Gila’s in Rosemont. Relax and enjoy as players and coaches serve delicious food to support Chicago Wolves Charities. The event includes a raffle and auctions with great prizes and chances to win players’ and coaches’ event-worn t-shirts. Last year’s event raised more than $16,500 for Chicago Wolves Charities. For more information or to purchase event tickets, visit ChicagoWolvesStore.com.
Toyland, Toyland | Help the Chicago Wolves brighten the holidays for children in need by donating to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Drive at Wolves homes games between Dec. 2-22, excluding the Dec. 15 contest against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Fans are encouraged to bring in new, unwrapped toys and drop them into the Toys for Tots boxes on the concourse throughout Allstate Arena.
Holiday Gift Packs | For the holiday season, the Chicago Wolves are offering an open-dated ticket package for remaining regular-season games. The 10-voucher package also includes a Wolves winter hat, holiday puck, winter scarf and 30-minute Gameworks play card. The vouchers are redeemable in any increment for any remaining 2016-17 regular-season home games.
Sunday, Nov. 27
Manitoba 2, (at) Chicago 1
- Special teams helped lift Manitoba over Chicago in the clubs’ first meeting of the season.
- Part-time defenseman Scooter Vaughan nabbed his first point of the season, a goal, in his second game as a forward.
- Goaltender Jordan Binnington turned aside 26 shots in the loss.
Saturday, Nov. 26
(at) Chicago 3, Rockford 2
- Chicago topped Rockford for their second win in three games over their in-state rival.
- Center Wade Megan registered his fifth goal in as many games while wings Andrew Agozzino and Bryce Gervais also tallied.
- Defenseman Brad Hunt nabbed his team-leading 20th point with the lone helper on Megan’s goal.
- Goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots for his fifth win of the season.